Northark/Clinton High School Partnership

Northark/Clinton High School Partnership

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North Arkansas College and Clinton High School have partnered to provide students with options to earn college credit while still in high school. Students can get the most out of concurrent enrollment with a curated list of courses that lead to earning a Certificate in General Studies or an Associate of Applied Science in General Technology from North Arkansas College.

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About the Certificate of General Studies: Northark’s CGS is designed to recognize the completion of a general education core of 31 credits. It is both a one-year certificate (that is, it represents what is traditionally one year’s worth of college credits) and, for those who intend to continue with their college education, an intermediate step toward an Associate of Arts Degree. It is designed to meet lower-division requirements in general education for most four-year institutions. About the Certificate of General Studies: Northark’s CGS is designed to recognize the completion of a general education core of 31 credits. It is both a one-year certificate (that is, it represents what is traditionally one year’s worth of college credits) and, for those who intend to continue with their college education, an intermediate step toward an Associate of Arts Degree. It is designed to meet lower-division requirements in general education for most four-year institutions. 

About the Suggested Pathway Below: The following sequence represents a suggested pathway for concurrent high school students to earn Northark’s CGS during their freshman through senior years. ADDITIONALLY, they have the option of taking two subject-specific courses, one during their junior year and another during their senior year, that can make this an introductory pathway for their chosen college major as well. Or they could use those two slots to take additional general courses toward earning the Associate of Arts. Classes for the subject-specific option can be targeted based on a combination of available faculty at CHS who are qualified to teach college courses (a determination that Northark will help to guide) and Northark’s remote and online course offerings.

FRESHMAN YEAR
1st Semester (Fall)
        Humanities Eletive            Art Appreciation OR Music Appreciation

2nd Semester (Spring)
        CIS 1103                            Introduction to Information Technology

SOPHOMORE YEAR
1st Semester (Fall)
        HIST 2003                            US History 1 OR
        HIST 2013                            US History 2 OR
        PLSC 2003                           American National Government

2nd Semester (Spring) Take one of the following
        PSYC 2003                            General Psychology OR
        SOC 2013                              Intro to Sociology

JUNIOR YEAR
1st Semester (Fall)
        ENGL 1012                            English Composition I
        SPCH 2303                            Public Speaking

2nd Semester (Spring)
        ENGL 1023                            English Composition II
        ADDITIONAL COURSE         Based on student interest + Clinton faculty and/or Northark online availability
        (Example: AGRI 1004           Introductory Animal and Poultry Science)

SENIOR YEAR
1st Semester (Fall) - Take only one of the listed math courses
        SPCH 2303                                Public Speaking
        MAT 1213                                   Quantitative Reasoning OR
        MAT 1223                                   College Algebra

2nd Semester (Spring)
        BIOL 1014                                   General Biology (or another lab science course)
        ADDITIONAL COURSE               Based on student interest + Clinton faculty and/or Northark online availability
        (Example: AGRI 2313                 Introductory to Agribusiness)
Northark's technical degrees and certificate programs:
  • Automation and Systems Integration
  • Accounting
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology
  • Construction Equipment Operation
  • Construction Technology
  • Electronics Technology
  • HVAC
  • Information Technologies
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Office Management
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding Technology

All courses in the 15-hour General Education component below can be completed by students at CHS, whether online/remote or face-to-face with a qualified teacher.
Northark also has AAS degrees in HVAC/R and Automation and Systems Integration toward which these same courses can apply. Specific technical discipline courses are currently offered at Northark’s North Campus in Harrison. Some are also offered at the North Central Career Center in Leslie.

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR AAS GEN TECH (15 SEMESTER HOURS MINIMUM)
Take both of the following:
  • CIS 1103 — Introduction to Information Technology OR
  • ENGL 1013 — English Composition I
Select one of the following:
  • ENGL 1023 — English Composition II OR
  • ENGL 1033 — Technical Report Writing
Select one of the following:
  • TECH 1013 — Technical Math OR
  • MAT 1013 — Careers Math Credits OR
  • a higher-level math course (e.g., quantitative reasoning or college algebra)
Take the following:
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective

Major Technical Discipline (21 semester hours minimum)

Courses in one major area must be focus of the program. These courses are to be selected from a technical certificate or AAS program currently offered by the college.

Minor/Related/Supported Courses (24 hours minimum)
Complete one of the following:
  • two 12-hour minor areas of study OR
  • one 12 to 18-hour minor + 6 to 12 hours of support or related courses OR
  • a second 24-hour major
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